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§ 9-729. Lump-sum payments-On order of Commission

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Claims Procedure, Hearings, and Appeals (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-729
§ 9-729. Lump-sum payments-On order of Commission
Scope of section
(a) This section does not apply to a claim involving a temporary disability.
Conversion to lump sum
(b) If the Commission finds that a lump-sum payment is warranted under the facts and circumstances of a claim, the Commission may order that compensation payable to a covered employee or the dependents of a covered employee be converted to a partial or total lump sum.
Reduction of future benefits
(c) If the Commission grants a lump-sum payment under this section in a claim involving permanent total disability or death, the Commission shall:
(1) reduce the weekly rate of compensation until the amount of the lump sum would have been paid if it had been paid in weekly payments; and
(2) determine in the award:
(i) the dollar amount and the number of weeks to be paid by the employer or its insurer at the reduced weekly rate; and
(ii) if payments are made from the Subsequent Injury Fund, the dollar amount and the number of weeks to be paid by the Subsequent Injury Fund at the reduced weekly rate.
Discount prohibited
(d) An award may not be discounted because of a lump-sum payment.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991.
Formerly Art. 101, § 49.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-729, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-729
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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